Top 8 Best Business Schools in the US

By on February 15, 2013

Top 8 Best Business Schools in the World

Going to the right business school can give you a huge advantage over the competition. By attending one of the best business schools, entrepreneurs can gain critical business skills and increase entrepreneurial opportunities.

The following 8 business schools have produced some of the best entrepreneurs in our world today.

1. Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Stanford has a full-time enrollment rate of 803 and a 7% acceptance rate. The average tuition is right around $55,000. Stanford offers classes in entrepreneurship, general business management, e-commerce, manufacturing management and more.

2. Harvard University Business School

This famous university offers a 1,808 enrollment rate with an 11.1% acceptance rate. Tuition is around $51,000, slightly less than Stanford. Harvard comes in at #3 as the best school for entrepreneurship. They have specific classes for those with entrepreneurial intent.

3. University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Wharton School offers highly-tailored classes as well as hands-on outdoor trips called Ventures. Wharton comes in at #5 for entrepreneurship but #2 in management. This university has an 18.8% acceptance rate and 1,669 enrollments. Tuition is an average of $54,000.

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management

The Sloan School of Management offers a very cool contest called the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. The winner not only receives the cash prizes but also gets a business start-up service. Sloan’s full-time enrollment is 804 with an acceptance rate of 13.3%. Tuition is $53,000.

5. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg allows their students to receive their graduate degree in less than a year as well as the traditional two year programs. Examples of their excellent benefits include multiple guest speaker seminars every day and over 50 different student organizations. Full-time enrollment is 1,201 with an acceptance rate of 21.1% and $54,000 average tuition.

6. University Booth School of Business

Similarly to the above schools, Booth offers numerous courses in everything from entrepreneurship to health care management. Booth School is located in an area rich with culture and arts (Hyde Park, Ill.). They have an acceptance rate of 21.9% and a full enrollment of 1,160. Booth’s tuition is around $53,000.

7. Berkeley Haas School of Business (University of CA)

One of the biggest benefits of Berkeley Haas is the location. Haas is located near San Francisco which is a hotbed for entrepreneurial internships and jobs. In fact, by graduation nearly 72% of all students are already employed. Haas has a 12.2% acceptance rate and 492 full-time enrollment slots. Tuition is dependent on whether you live in CA or not. In state you can expect about $46,000. If you’re out of state it will be about $53,000.

8. Columbia University Business School

Columbia University has a different approach to classes. In their core M.B.A classes, students in group of 60 all take first-year classes together. The purpose of this is to create a sense of community among students. They offer about 100 different organizations and have 20 different research centers. Their full-time enrollment is 1,264 with an acceptance rate of 15.9%. You can expect tuition to be about $56,000.

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Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. He is co-author, with his brother Adam, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision: Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right (Wiley). He's based in Vancouver, B.C.